Posted: June 14, 2013

Worm.JS.AutoRun Description

Worm.JS.AutoRun is a worm that enables backdoor attacks against any infected PCs while Worm.JS.AutoRun distributes itself through methods that include uploading itself to FTP servers, compromising removable devices with an Autorun exploit and placing copies of itself in locations that are shared between multiple computers. Because Worm.JS.AutoRun conducts attacks that compromise your PC's security and gather exploitable information, you should treat all Worm.JS.AutoRun infections as high-level threats, and powerful security software should be used to detect and remove Worm.JS.AutoRun, which will distribute itself throughout multiple locations and protect itself with encryption.

Worm.JS.AutoRun: Running Away with Your Thumb Drive's Integrity

A JavaScript-based PC threat, Worm.JS.AutoRun is identified by a generic name but includes features that SpywareRemove.com malware experts consider anything but plain. Besides an unusually high number of distribution methods, Worm.JS.AutoRun includes functions to prevent Worm.JS.AutoRun from being detected or analyzed by various security programs (including virtual machines), collects exploitable information about your PC's software setup and shows some evidence of polymorphism (the ability to change its structure to confuse anti-malware detection).

Preventing it from being distributed in the first place is perhaps the most important aspect of countering any worm, but Worm.JS.AutoRun has more ways to infect a new PC than most worms looked over by SpywareRemove.com malware researchers. Some techniques that Worm.JS.AutoRun has been confirmed to use encompasses:

  • Exploiting accessible FTP accounts to upload itself.
  • Uploading itself to freeware and torrenting sites.
  • Inserting itself into the burning process for CDs and DVDs.
  • Creating hidden copies of itself on shared folders on your PC (folders that can be accessed by other PCs through a network).
  • Infecting USB-based drives and other removable devices. If you have the Autorun feature enabled, Worm.JS.AutoRun will use a common exploit to infect any new computer that accesses the infected device – even if no other interaction takes place.

Putting Your Finger Down on How to Stop Worm.JS.AutoRun

While Worm.JS.AutoRun's proliferation methods are quite substantial, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts are most concerned over Worm.JS.AutoRun's tendency to terminate itself when faced with a protected environment, as well as its ability to detect security programs and potentially attack them. Disabling Worm.JS.AutoRun through Safe Mode or any other necessary method will allow your security software to have the best chances of finding and removing Worm.JS.AutoRun's copies entirely.

Southeastern Asia is where the majority of Worm.JS.AutoRun infections have been recorded, but even PCs in other regions far from Asia – such as the United States and Australia – have been found to include double digit numbers of Worm.JS.AutoRun attacks. Attacks related to Worm.JS.AutoRun and similar worms based on both JavaScript and Java also have been noted to have risen in recent months, necessitating future emphasis on keeping all removable devices, and particularly such devices that are shared between multiple computers, secure from PC threats like Worm.JS.AutoRun.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Worm.JS.AutoRun may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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